2006 Ford Escape Hybrid Owner's Manual

2006 Ford Escape Hybrid owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
Ford
Model:
Escape Hybrid
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
2.91 MB

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1
Introduction
4
CONGRATULATIONS
4
SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION
5
Warning symbols in this guide
5
Warning symbols on your vehicle
5
Protecting the environment
5
BREAKING-IN YOUR VEHICLE
5
NORMAL VEHICLE OPERATION
6
DRIVING THE VEHICLE
6
ESCAPE HYBRID UNIQUE OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS
7
DRIVING TO OPTIMIZE FUEL ECONOMY
9
SPECIAL NOTICES
9
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
9
Special instructions
9
Service Data Recording
10
Event Data Recording
10
Notice to owners of pickup trucks and utility type vehicles
11
Using your vehicle with a snowplow
11
Using your vehicle as an ambulance
11
Cell phone use
11
Instrument Cluster
14
WARNING LIGHTS AND CHIMES
14
GAUGES
18
Entertainment Systems
20
AUDIO SYSTEMS
20
Satellite Compatible AM/FM Stereo In-Dash Single CD/MP3 Radio (if equipped)
20
Premium Satellite Compatible AM/FM Stereo In-Dash Six CD/MP3 Radio (if equipped)
24
Audiophile Satellite Compatible AM/FM Stereo In-Dash Six CD/MP3 Radio (if equipped)
25
AM/FM stereo in-dash six CD modular audio (if equipped)
30
Accessory delay
33
GENERAL AUDIO INFORMATION
33
VEHICLE NAVIGATION RADIO (VNR IF EQUIPPED)
35
Safety information
35
System overview
37
Quick start – how to get going
40
Energy Flow Screen
41
Fuel economy screen
44
Audio features
45
Audio screen display
45
Volume/power control
46
Automatic volume control (AVC)
46
AM/FM select
47
AM/FM select in radio mode
47
AM/FM select in CD mode
47
AM/FM select in navigation mode
48
CD select
48
Adjusting the levels
48
DSP (Digital Signal Processing) (if equipped)
49
Rewind/fast forward
50
Seek function
50
Seek in radio mode
50
Seek in CD or CD DJ mode
50
Seek in navigation mode
50
Radio station memory preset
50
Setting memory preset stations
51
Autoset memory preset
51
Starting autoset memory preset
51
Tune adjust
52
Stereo indicator
52
Scan function
52
Program type (PTY) selections
52
Traffic information
52
Compression
53
Shuffle
53
CD DJ
53
CD DJ information screen
56
CD DJ playback
56
Rewind/fast forward feature
57
Scan feature
57
Shuffle mode
57
Compression
57
Navigation features
58
Please drive safely
58
Navigation screen display
58
Principles of GPS (Global Positioning System) operation
59
Limited GPS reception
59
To enter navigation mode
59
Map display information
60
Selecting a destination
60
Address/Intersection
61
Points of Interest (POI)
61
Previous destination
62
Deleting a previous destination
62
Entering a destination using the keyboard of lists
63
Selecting Route Criteria
63
Route calculation
64
Please proceed
64
Guide display
65
True view
65
Arrival
66
Navigation screen display
66
Adding, deleting or editing the address book
66
Storing the current car position in the address book
67
Current location
67
Detours, route interruptions and changes
67
Detour options
68
Route interruptions
68
Route changes or cancellations
69
Navigation Menu
69
Navigation options
69
Display options
70
System options
70
General information
71
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Compliance
71
Cleaning the display
71
Map coverage
72
Ordering additional map CDs
72
Latest map CDs
72
Climate Controls
73
MANUAL HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
73
Operating tips
74
REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER
74
Lights
75
HEADLAMP CONTROL
75
Autolamp control (if equipped)
75
Autolamp delay system (if equipped)
76
High beams
76
Flash to pass
77
Daytime running lamps (DRL) (if equipped)
77
Smart park lamps (if equipped)
77
Foglamp control (if equipped)
78
PANEL DIMMER CONTROL
78
AIMING THE HEADLAMPS
78
Vertical aim adjustment
78
TURN SIGNAL CONTROL
80
INTERIOR LAMPS
80
Dome lamps and map lamps
80
Cargo and dome lamp
81
BULB REPLACEMENT
81
Headlamp Condensation
81
Replacing exterior bulbs
81
Using the right bulbs
81
Replacing the interior bulbs
82
Replacing headlamp bulbs
82
Replacing brake/tail/turn/backup lamp bulbs
84
Replacing license plate lamp bulbs
84
Replacing high-mount brake lamp bulbs
85
Replacing front parking lamp/turn signal bulbs
85
Replacing foglamp bulbs
85
Driver Controls
86
MULTI-FUNCTION LEVER
86
Rear window wiper/washer controls
87
TILT STEERING WHEEL
87
CENTER CONSOLE
88
AUXILIARY POWER POINT (12V)
88
Power point (110 VAC) (if equipped)
89
POWER WINDOWS
90
One touch down
90
Window lock (if equipped)
91
Accessory delay
91
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
91
Power side view mirrors
91
Fold-away mirrors
91
Heated outside mirrors (if equipped)
92
SPEED CONTROL
92
Setting speed control
92
Resuming a set speed
93
Increasing speed while using speed control
93
Reducing speed while using speed control
93
Disengaging speed control
94
Turning off speed control
94
MOON ROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
95
MESSAGE CENTER
96
Selectable features
96
Set
96
Info menu
96
Average fuel economy (AFE) (if equipped)
97
Distance to empty (DTE)
97
Instantaneous fuel economy (if equipped)
98
High Voltage Battery Status
98
System check
98
Units (English/Metric)
99
Language selection
99
Display On/Off
100
System warnings/information
100
LIFTGATE
105
CARGO SHADE (IF EQUIPPED)
106
LUGGAGE RACK
107
107
To adjust the cross-bar position:
107
To remove the cross-bar assembly from the roof rack side rails:
107
To reinstall the cross-bar assembly to the roof rack side rails:
108
Locks and Security
110
KEYS
110
POWER DOOR LOCKS
110
Power door lock/unlock inhibit feature
110
Door key unlocking/locking
111
Two step door unlocking
111
One step door unlocking
111
Locking the doors
111
Autolock (if equipped)
111
Relock
112
Deactivating/activating the autolock feature
112
Smart unlocking feature
112
CHILDPROOF DOOR LOCKS
113
REMOTE ENTRY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
113
Two step door unlocking
114
One step door unlocking
114
Switching from two step to one step door unlocking
114
Locking the doors
115
Sounding a panic alarm
115
Replacing the battery
115
Replacing lost remote entry transmitters
116
How to reprogram your remote entry transmitters
116
Illuminated entry
117
Illuminated exit
118
SECURILOCK PASSIVE ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM
118
Anti-theft indicator
118
Replacement keys
119
Programming spare keys
119
PERIMETER ALARM SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
120
Arming the system
120
Disarming the system
121
Triggering the anti-theft system
121
Seating and Safety Restraints
122
FRONT SEATS
122
Adjustable head restraints
122
Adjusting the front manual seat
123
Adjusting the front power seat (if equipped)
123
Heated seats (if equipped)
125
REAR SEATS
125
Head restraints
125
Folding down rear seats
126
Returning the rear seats to upright position
128
To remove the rear cushion
129
To install the rear cushion
130
SAFETY RESTRAINTS
130
Safety System
130
How does the Safety System work?
130
Driver dual-stage airbag supplemental restraints (driver seating position only)
131
Front crash severity sensor
131
Driver’s seat position sensor
131
Front passenger sensing system
131
Front safety belt usage sensors
132
Front safety belt pretensioners
132
Front safety belt energy management retractors
133
Determining if the Safety System is operational
133
Safety restraints precautions
133
Combination lap and shoulder belts
135
Energy Management Feature
135
Vehicle sensitive mode
135
Automatic locking mode
136
When to use the automatic locking mode
136
How to use the automatic locking mode
136
How to disengage the automatic locking mode
136
Safety belt height adjustment
137
Safety belt pretensioner
137
Safety belt extension assembly
138
Safety belt maintenance
138
Safety belt warning light and indicator chime
139
Conditions of operation
139
BeltMinder
139
One time disable
142
Deactivating/activating the BeltMinder feature
142
AIRBAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS)
144
Important SRS precautions
144
Children and airbags
146
How does the airbag supplemental restraint system work?
146
Front passenger sensing system
148
Determining if the system is operational
153
Seat-mounted side airbag system (if equipped)
153
How does the side airbag system work?
154
Determining if the system is operational
155
Safety Canopy system (if equipped)
156
How does the Safety Canopy system work?
157
Determining if the system is operational
158
Disposal of airbags and airbag equipped vehicles (including pretensioners)
159
SAFETY RESTRAINTS FOR CHILDREN
159
Important child restraint precautions
159
Children and safety belts
159
Child booster seats
160
Types of booster seats
161
SAFETY SEATS FOR CHILDREN
163
Child and infant or child safety seats
163
Installing child safety seats with combination lap and shoulder belts
164
Attaching child safety seats with tether straps
167
Attaching safety seats with LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) attachments for child seat anchors
168
Tires, Wheels and Loading
171
NOTICE TO UTILITY VEHICLE AND TRUCK OWNERS
171
VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
171
4WD and AWD Systems
171
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
172
INFORMATION ABOUT UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADING
173
Treadwear
173
Traction AA A B C
173
Temperature A B C
174
TIRES
174
Glossary of tire terminology
174
INFLATING YOUR TIRES
175
TIRE CARE
177
Inspecting your tires
177
Tire wear
178
Damage
178
U.S. DOT Tire Identification Number (TIN)
178
Tire Replacement Requirements
179
Safety practices
180
Highway hazards
180
Tire and wheel alignment
180
Tire rotation
181
INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE TIRE SIDEWALL
182
Information on “P” type tires
183
Additional information contained on the tire sidewall for “LT” type tires
186
Information on “T” type tires
187
Location of the tire label
187
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
188
Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
189
When your temporary spare tire is installed (if equipped)
190
When you believe your system is not operating properly
190
When inflating your tires
192
How temperature affects your tire pressure
193
USING SNOW TIRES AND TRACTION DEVICES
193
VEHICLE LOADING – WITH AND WITHOUT A TRAILER
194
Special loading instructions for owners of pickup trucks and utility-type vehicles
201
TRAILER TOWING
201
Preparing to tow
203
Hitches
203
Safety chains
203
Trailer brakes
203
Trailer lamps
203
Driving while you tow
204
Servicing after towing
204
Trailer towing tips
204
Launching or retrieving a boat
205
RECREATIONAL TOWING
205
Driving
206
STARTING
206
Positions of the ignition
206
Preparing to start your vehicle
206
Important safety precautions
206
Starting the vehicle
208
Guarding against exhaust fumes
208
Important ventilating information
209
USING THE ENGINE BLOCK/HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY HEATER (IF EQUIPPED)
209
BRAKES
209
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
210
Using ABS
210
ABS warning lamp
210
Regenerative Braking System (RBS)
211
Parking brake
211
STEERING
212
PREPARING TO DRIVE
212
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OPERATION
213
Brake-shift interlock
213
Understanding the gearshift positions of the electronically-controlled Continuously Variable Transaxle (eCVT)
214
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
216
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
216
FOUR WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
218
4WD system messages in Message Center
218
Driving off-road with truck and utility vehicles
218
How your vehicle differs from other vehicles
218
Basic operating principles
219
If your vehicle goes off the edge of the pavement
219
If your vehicle gets stuck
220
Emergency maneuvers
220
Sand
221
Mud and water
221
Driving on hilly or sloping terrain
222
Driving on snow and ice
223
Maintenance and Modifications
224
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
224
Roadside Emergencies
225
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
225
Getting roadside assistance
225
Using roadside assistance
226
Roadside coverage beyond basic warranty
226
HAZARD FLASHER CONTROL
226
FUEL PUMP/HIGH VOLTAGE SHUT-OFF SWITCHES
227
FUSES AND RELAYS
228
Fuses
228
Standard fuse amperage rating and color
229
Passenger compartment fuse panel
230
Power distribution box
232
Auxiliary relay box
235
CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
236
Dissimilar spare tire/wheel information
236
Tire change procedure
238
Removing the jack and tools
239
Removing the spare tire or spare tire and tether (if equipped)
240
Changing the flat tire
242
Stowing the jack and tools
244
Stowing the flat/spare tire
244
WHEEL LUG NUT TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
246
JUMP STARTING (LOW VOLTAGE [UNDERHOOD] BATTERY ONLY)
246
Preparing your vehicle
246
Connecting the jumper cables
247
Jump starting
249
Removing the jumper cables
250
JUMP STARTING THE HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY
251
WRECKER TOWING
254
Customer Assistance
256
GETTING THE SERVICES YOU NEED
256
At home
256
Away from home
256
Additional Assistance
257
IN CALIFORNIA (U.S. ONLY)
258
THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) AUTO LINE PROGRAM (U.S. ONLY)
259
UTILIZING THE MEDIATION/ARBITRATION PROGRAM (CANADA ONLY)
259
FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
260
GETTING ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
261
ORDERING ADDITIONAL OWNER’S LITERATURE
261
Obtaining a French owner’s guide
262
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
262
Cleaning
263
WASHING THE EXTERIOR
263
WAXING
263
PAINT CHIPS
264
ALUMINUM WHEELS AND WHEEL COVERS
264
ENGINE
264
PLASTIC (NON-PAINTED) EXTERIOR PARTS
265
WINDOWS AND WIPER BLADES
265
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CLUSTER LENS
266
INTERIOR TRIM
266
INTERIOR
266
LEATHER SEATS (IF EQUIPPED)
267
UNDERBODY
267
FORD AND LINCOLN MERCURY CAR CARE PRODUCTS
267
Maintenance and Specifications
269
SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS
269
PRECAUTIONS WHEN SERVICING YOUR VEHICLE
269
High Voltage Information
269
Working with the engine off
270
Working with the engine on
270
OPENING THE HOOD
271
IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT
272
2.3L I4 engine
272
WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID
273
Checking and adding washer fluid for the liftgate
273
CHANGING THE WIPER BLADES
274
ENGINE OIL
274
Checking the engine oil
274
Adding engine oil
275
Engine oil and filter recommendations
276
Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil.
276
LOW VOLTAGE (UNDERHOOD) BATTERY
277
Low and high voltage battery – storage
279
ENGINE COOLANT AND MOTOR/ELECTRONICS COOLANT
280
Checking engine coolant
280
Checking motor/electronics (M/E) coolant
281
Factory fill and coolant specifications
281
Common instructions for cooling systems
281
Adding engine coolant
282
Recycled engine coolant
284
Coolant refill capacity
284
Severe climates
284
FUEL FILTER
285
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT AUTOMOTIVE FUELS
285
Important safety precautions
285
Refueling
287
Fuel Filler Cap
287
Choosing the right fuel
288
Octane recommendations
288
Fuel quality
289
Cleaner air
289
Running out of fuel
289
ESSENTIALS OF GOOD FUEL ECONOMY
289
Measuring techniques
289
Filling the tank
290
Calculating fuel economy
290
Driving style — good driving and fuel economy habits
291
Habits
291
Maintenance
291
Conditions
292
EPA window sticker
292
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
292
On board diagnostics (OBD-II)
293
Readiness for Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) testing
294
BRAKE FLUID
295
Brake pad replacement information
295
TRANSMISSION FLUID
296
Checking electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (eCVT)
296
Adjusting eCVT fluid levels
298
AIR FILTER
298
Changing the air filter element
299
HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY COOLING FILTER (REAR A/C) MAINTENANCE
299
Changing the high voltage battery air filter element
300
MOTORCRAFT PART NUMBERS
300
REFILL CAPACITIES
302
LUBRICANT SPECIFICATIONS
304
ENGINE DATA
306
HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY DATA
306
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
306
IDENTIFYING YOUR VEHICLE
308
Safety Compliance Certification Label
308
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
309
TRANSMISSION/TRANSAXLE CODE DESIGNATIONS
310
Accessories
311
GENUINE FORD ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
311
Exterior style
311
Interior style
311
Lifestyle
312
Peace of mind
312
Scheduled Maintenance Guide
313
GENERAL MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
313
Why maintain your vehicle?
313
Protecting your investment
313
Engine Emissions label
313
Genuine Ford Parts and Service
314
Convenience
314
Factory-trained Technicians
314
Genuine Ford and Motorcraft Replacement Parts
314
Value Shopping for Your Vehicle’s Maintenance Needs
314
WHICH MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE SHOULD YOU FOLLOW?
315
Owner Checks and Services
315
Multi-point Inspection
316
NORMAL SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND LOG
316
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE WEB
316
U.S. SCHEDULE
317
CANADIAN SCHEDULE
322
Special operating conditions
329
SPECIAL OPERATING CONDITIONS
330
Index
335

FAQ about the 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid Manual

What contains the 2006 Escape Hybrid manual?

The Ford Escape Hybrid owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Ford to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Ford Escape Hybrid. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Ford Escape Hybrid 2006 owner's manual:

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Escape Hybrid owners can do
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

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The Ford Escape Hybrid (2006) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2006 is available in English.

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